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Our last two days on Mull

So dawned our last day of Mull, and a great holiday it has been. Peaceful, interesting and lots to see. This fern just appealed to me as it sprouted from the stone wall - Polypodium vulgare, the common polypody. Seen at a stop on our way to today's adventure. Another abandoned cottage as we drove toward Loch na Keal, intending to explore another area we had not seen much of to date. Northern Eggar caterpillar or asiocampa quercus, as its Latin name. Loch na Keal - We drove along the southern edge of the loch toward Loch Ba. This was another unspoilt and beautiful drive. We watched sea eagles over the loch and just looked at the peaceful scenery, with all the worlds problems a million miles away. We came across this pile of stones, obviously left by some earlier passer by. Loch Ba More views of Loch Ba Our interest in this Mausoleum is the fact that, while traveling in Australia, Macquarie was a town that we pa

Australia 2007 - The start

We started our Australia adventure on 27th September, having won an airline ticket to Sydney on Yahoo! The idea for this trip is to hire a van in Sydney and travel along the NSW coast, then to move inland to New England and travel down to the Blue Mountains where we would meet the family. Hayley drove us to the airport and we were on our way. Didn't get a window seat but we were right at the back with space around us. The journey was good and we did manage to sleep for some of it. We went through one or two rocky bits of turbulence but it all added to the journey. We were nearly late rejoining the flight at Bangkok as we were on the ground level and needed to be on the next level. We covered that distance pretty quickly! All of our baggage had to be re-scanned before we could come out of Sydney airport. They picked up on our tripods and walking stick - whoops! It is now Saturday and we are wasting time at the airport as we can't pick the van up until 9.00am. The taxi too